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NCJ Number: 41666 Find in a Library
Title: STREET CRIME AND CORRECTIONAL POTHOLES
Journal: FEDERAL PROBATION  Volume:41  Issue:1  Dated:(MARCH 1977)  Pages:3-9
Author(s): D L BAZELON
Corporate Author: Administrative Office of the United States Courts
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Washington, DC 20544
Publisher: https://www.uscourts.gov 
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CHIEF JUDGE DAVID L. BAZELON OF THE U.S. COURT OF APPEALS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. MAINTAINS IN THIS ARTICLE THAT THE IDEAL OF REHABILITATION SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN SOLD ON THE PROMISE THAT IT WOULD REDUCE CRIME.
Abstract: HE ARGUES THAT RECIDIVISM RATES CANNOT BE THE ONLY MEASURE OF WHAT IS VALUABLE IN CORRECTIONS; SIMPLE DECENCY MUST COUNT TOO. HE ALSO CONSIDERS IMPRACTICAL ARGUMENTS FOR TOUGHER SENTENCING, POINTING OUT THAT MOST STATE SYSTEMS ARE ALREADY OVERCROWDED, WITH MANY OPERATING AT 130 PERCENT OR MORE OF CAPACITY. JUDGE BAZELON CONCLUDES BY ASSERTING THAT IN THE GROWING DEBATE ABOUT CORRECTIONS, WE MUST NOT LOSE SIGHT OF OLD TRUTHS AND OLD PRIORITIES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...MSP
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Determinate Sentencing; Deterrence; Judicial discretion; Mandatory Sentencing; Rehabilitation; Sentencing/Sanctions
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